If you’re like most people, your schedule is packed full of useless meetings that you don’t want to attend. Between accomplishing everything on your task list, replying to emails, maintaining your personal life, and more, you just not have enough time to sit down and participate in a meeting. A lot of times you probably don’t even see the value of the meetings you’re invited to.
If you’re a leader, you know the importance of leveraging the diversity of your team members to achieve long-term success. But if you’re like most people, you probably think about diversity in too narrow of terms. Diversity means a lot more than just differences in ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, and age. These are all important, but one type of diversity you’re probably forgetting about is work style diversity. This means the way that people think about, organize, and complete their tasks. There will always be differences in work style no matter what line of work you’re in.
Mornings are stressful. No matter how much sleep you get, it seems like you’re always still tired when your alarm goes off. If you’re like most people, you spend some time checking your phone to see what you missed on social media while you were sleeping and see what emails have already started cluttering your inbox. You may not even have time to eat breakfast, but you always overdose on caffeine. You rush to get ready, have to deal with traffic, and arrive late to the office.
Email can be a convenient means of communication, but it can also add stress to our daily lives. Some of this is unavoidable. If you receive dozens or hundreds of emails on a daily basis, it’s bound to stress you out. But some people just don’t know how to email well. They consistently use poor email habits that only make email overload worse. Since email is such an important means of communication, you can’t afford to be one of those people.
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Are people not reading your emails? It’s frustrating when people don’t respond to emails. Your coworkers may never get that important information about a project you’re working on, and your boss may never answer the urgent question you have. Why? They probably get so many emails every day that they choose to ignore some of them to save time. Some of your emails may even get deleted without your recipient ever reading the message.
Are you obsessed with checking your inbox? Are emails distracting you from doing actual work?